Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Halloween Launch Party

Photography by Lis Purdy Photography

Happy Halloween Everyone!  Here is the party I styled and planned to celebrate the launch of Cru Events this weekend.  Enjoy!

Story Time with The Learning Garden

Candy Bar from Mary Had a Little Party

Cookies by Crumbs

Cupcakes by Flour & Eggs
Paper decorations by Catherine Hopkins Designs, Inc.

Entertainment by Tom's Fun Band

The Stage 

 Drink Station -  Slimeade and Pumpkin Punch
We put some dry ice in the cauldron

 Donut Challenge

The entrance
Face Painting

The Sweets Table

Photo Booth
Pre party

We had tons of games and crafts.  Fun was had by all.  Charley Ham from Cru did an amazing job with lots of the staging spots throughout the party.

Thanks Charley!

Friday, October 26, 2012

I wish you life, long life...

I've loosely translated a song by Flavia Wenceslau, an artist from my little corner of the world.  Her work is simple, sweet and meaningful. 

Metamorphosis Monday

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Pumpkin Face Game

I needed a pumpkin face game for this weekend's party, since my son is bent on carving a pumpkin.  He is 4.  So I figured I'd put together this cute little guy for the little ones.  It's a lot safer and less messy than handing them carving tools or paint.

     Orange and blue tempera paint
     Black foam board
     Orange glitter
     Metallic Marker
     Print out of something fun to say ("Spooktastic!" in Spinstee font)
     Vinyl sheet

I used orange tempera paint to free hand a pumpkin onto black foam board.  Then I traced the word spooktastic! onto the board with a pen to make a mark, then filled it in with a metallic gold pen:

Then I drew some eyes and mouths on the back side of the vinyl paper and cut them out.

While the paint was still wet, I sprinkled some orange glitter onto it and mixed a little blue tempera paint with the orange one to make brown for the stem and ridges.

Super fun and super easy!  Go make one.  :)


Monday, October 22, 2012

Broom Favor Tutorial

Right in the middle of the Halloween Launch party (Sunday) and the Minnie Mouse birthday (Next Saturday) I am planning, is the halloween celebration at my son's school.  I am in charge of the favors.  These little brooms are loosely based on this pinterest link:

I'm the first to admit that theirs is much more sophisticated than my little crooked brooms, but I think mine turned out pretty cute, and I used just plain scissors instead of a diecut machine.

Here is what I did:
First I cut 4 sheets of tissue in half, then in quarters.  Made a pile
Then I folded the paper in half and cut a half circle.  Folded the half circle in half, then in quarters, than in eighths.
Now I cut the wider part of the circle into an upside down "v".  Unfolded the paper like in the picture and cut a slit right in the middle.
Now with the help of some string, I tie a lollipop in the wrap.  And...

I glued a round label with the name of each child and teachers to the broom handle.

I hope the kids will like them.  :)


Wednesday, October 10, 2012

CRU Events Launch Party

I just got the signs for the CRU Events launch party.  It's been so much fun putting this event together!!!  If you live in the Houston area, do stop by on Sunday the 28th of October.  Dress the little ones in their costumes.  There will be lots of fun games, crafts, entertainment -- and of course, TREATS!!!! I will post pictures of the event for those of you that cannot make it.  :)

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Halloween water bottle label design

I finished the design for the water bottles for the Halloween Launch of Cru Events coming up on the 28th.  I am very pleased as to how it turned out.

Remember my little witch from the previous post ?

This is super easy to do on any half decent photo editing program.  I use Pixelmator.  First I downloaded the free chalkboard background from here.  Downloaded some fun fonts:  Spinstee, Calligraphic Frames and Sketchblock.  And followed the super easy tutorial from this awesome site:

Go make one.  It is that easy!  :)


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